What's happening? 

Putting Music back in the hands of Musicians

Chief is on Edinburgh DAB

We are thrilled to be on DAB after only 2 years.  Thanks to our hard work and commitment to our truly local and supportive station we now have made it even easier for you to Choose Chief.  Scan your DAB radio at home or in your car till you find the station.  Save it to one of your presets and spread the word.

Kids Rock Parties

NEW! Engaging, fun kids parties for children of all ages, School discos, Gala day entertainment and event hosting 

Free Choir 

Thanks to the Leith Benevolent Association we were able to run a Free Sing in the City choir in Leith.  It came to and on the 4th June with a coffee morning and sing.  Thanks to everyone who came along over the 10 weeks and thanks to the team who helped out.

Chief's first award

Winners Edinburgh Evening News - Arts and Entertainment award

Chief Radio is extremely proud to have won the Edinburgh Evening News Local Hero Awards in the Arts and Music category.
Kirsty Baird won this award back in 2019 for her contributions to music and the team are thrilled to have their first trophy for Chief Radio that recognises their hard work and commitment.
This was made all the more special with the Edinburgh Playhouse sponsoring this award.

Care home gifts donated December 2021

Unwrapped Gifts for Care homes

Our Chief Radio listeners helped us raised money for 2 care homes in Fife and Edinburgh to get Christmas gifts. Castle Green in Edinburgh
and Henderson House in Dalgety Bay.

Wrapped up ready to go

Sing in the City members also helped by donating money to Chief Radio so we could buy beer and Prosecco for care home staff.

Elaine Dove as Santa

£400 in total was donated for care home gifts which takes our grand total with Sing in the City and Hanley and the Baird to over £140,000.

Download our new App

The 'Wee station' got a big App so now it's easier than ever to tune in to Chief Radio.  Available on iPhone or Android, go to your App Store, search for Chief Radio and download.  No need for 3rd party apps anymore.  Download and take a look around.Give us a 5* review and also easy to share with your friends.

In April 2021 Chief Radio along with Sing in the City are having a 'Daunder' for Cancer Research UK.  The charity itself are having a virtual Race for Life but for those listeners and members that can't manage a 5k, we decided to encourage a Daunder instead.  We are setting our own target over the month and asking our friends and family to sponsor us.
Everyone has had a close on COVID19 for the last 12 months but we can't afford to forget about cancer and as we Daunder we think about the loved ones we have lost and who are still fighting their battle.  Anyone wishing to support Chief Radio in raising money can do so here.
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kirstybairddaunder

The Scotsman article on Kirsty Baird BEM

Please click here for the full Scotsman story

Chief Radio Founder Kirsty Baird talks of her first gigs.

Kirsty made the front page of the Edinburgh Evening news thanks to Liam Rudden's story about her recent award (BEM) and her early days in music before Sing in the City and Chief Radio.Read the full article here 


" You can't change the world sitting on your hands."

Kirsty Baird

Read the Edinburgh Reporter article on Kirsty Baird after her New Honours award

Kirsty was thrilled, surprised and humbled to be given the British Empire Medal in the New Years Honours.  Read the full story here

Hanley & the Baird charted in the Scottish chart

The removal of the Scottish chart by the Official charts, Apple and Kantar

One of the reasons Kirsty Baird set up Chief Radio was because she wanted a platform to feature and focus on the Scottish Chart. It seemed nobody was playing it. All the commercial stations in Scotland were playing the UK chart even though our Scottish one has been around since 1991.

We were the station that noticed that the chart had been removed and we asked the Official Chart Company, Kantar and Apple Music why it had been stopped.  We started this petition.

Please sign our petition to reinstate the Scottish Chart

This is now in the hands of our MSP's and we hope that we have better news in the months to come.
We believe that Scotland should have it's own chart.  A more relevant chart that shows the music bought in Scotland.  A chart that not only reflects the music that is being bought in Scotland but one that shows the talent that we have here north of the border and the talent from the rest of the world that we support.